Information includes interior trim cleaning, headlining, stationary glass, door panels, rear seat shelf, convertible top, electrical and more. Non-standard paint color and striping color could be ordered, and such cars were specially marked. Milwaukee at Hastings In a 1919 deal put together by president , General Motors bought 60% of the company. Additional detail may be hyperlinked and spans years. You can see it sometimes if you carefully look with a flashlight through the slots in the vent panel, but the panel comes off with a few screws and the wiper arms pop off pretty easily, so this one is not a big deal to get to.
These seals match factory specifications and will easily replace your original weatherstrips. The letter indicates the approximate day of the month for the start of the assembly of the vehicle body. The photo below with the cowl vent panel removed shows the typical location for this stamp. In 1968-69, either deletion of a stripe or use of a non-standard stripe color was also considered to be special paint. The Cadillac Firemist colors were the only colors not available. Vinyl and convertible top codes were numeric in 1967-68, and alphabetic in 1969. Most of this information pertains to the Chevrolet Camaro.
A few mid-year 69's, mostly convertibles, did not have X-codes stamped on the cowl tag. If the car is a Super Sport, the tag will be stamped Z27. Anything related to their assembly of the thing and what they need to know is represented on it. For example, February 1st would be day 32. By decoding these items, you can gather a lot of information about your car as well as check the originality of a car. Tudor revival style mansion of Charles T. Black or blue 67-68 had to be specially designated.
Even in 1969, when the numeric codes were used for paint on the cowl tag, the window sticker production code still included an alphabetic production component code suffix similar to those used in 1967 and 1968. There were also a few other changes in field content from year to year, as described below. This required the design of new precision woodworking tools. Once you remove the screw, the handle may or may not pop right off. Options were tracked more fully in 1967 and 1968 than in 1969.
As you can see from the table below, no other colors had this equivalence in 1969. Details and examples are shown in the section. From this page, you can quickly get to the specific codes. Below is a summary of the major cowl tag fields, referred to below as fields a thru g. Or it might have the color code from some other car line on it. The first character describes the lower body color and the second character describes the upper body color.
Not a vehicle, but a shell. This is secured by 4 Phillips head screws running across the base. However, in some cases, legitimate changes could have been made warranty work, production assembly line substitution, etc. Page one contains a quick index to get to the right chapter for the repair. The brothers found work at the C.
With financing from their uncle, on July 22, 1908 Fred and Charles Fisher established the Fisher Body Company. Always clean all parts and new weatherstrips are recomended. The building is now part of the. Each chapter begins with a table of contents and a special tools section so you know what you are getting into before you begin. Unbolt these and the thin lop simply falls off free.
Ternstedt Division merged into Fisher Body. It's a good idea to lube the gears even if just replacing or redying the panels, as a part of your maintenance program. Above, right: An engine showing engine suffix code and partial vin code. These codes were an aid for Fisher body assembly workers to identify body trim and paint changes required for different Camaro models. These screws can be tough to remove; penatrating oil is a good idea here.
Not only is the highest known 1967 Van Nuys body number 39907 well below the 65008 vehicles known to have been built there, but there appears, at first glance, to be total chaos in the organization of the body numbers. The calculator below will generate the Julian calendar for the 1966 through 1969 calendar years. I'll put more in here later. X-code explanation The following will help explain why the X-codes were arranged that way and their specific purpose. Note that the Fisher production calendar is known to differ from the calendar month, and we also do not know exactly how the Fisher production calendar related to the Chevrolet monthly production reporting calendar. This is secured by 4 Phillips head screws running across the base.
Is there any information that can be gained frome the body number? Not many people want to meticulously restore a lime green car with tan interior. It is not affixed with hardware store pop-rivits. The Fisher Body Manual covers everything including body panel alignment, seat removal and assembly, headliner repair and even weatherstrip replacement. Also, see the further explanatory notes below the table. The tag was stamped at the Fisher Body assembly plant with information describing the basic characteristics of the body build.